Wednesday, March 18th, 2009 at 10:00 am  |  30 responses

There Will Be No Twittering on Scott Skiles’s Watch

by Marcel Mutoni

You hear that, Charlie Villanueva? That’s the sound of your tweeting dreams dying, by the small, yet shockingly strong hands of your coach.

You’re not gonna believe this, but Scott Skiles (and his renowned joie de vivre) has told Charlie V to never use Twitter again during halftime of an NBA game. From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:

“We made a point to address Charlie and the team that it’s nothing we ever want to happen again,” Skiles said. “We don’t want to blow it out of proportion, but anything that gives the impression that we are not serious and focused at all times, is not the correct way we want to go about our business.”

Skiles said he chose not to fine Villanueva for using the online service. The Bucks allow players to use cell phones in the locker room before and after games.

“My personal opinion is, it (Twitter) doesn’t have any place in the locker room,” Skiles said. “The locker room is a private place for the players. Once you get out of the locker room or whatever, I’m not into getting into guys’ personal lives.”

Playing the role of the good soldier, Charlie says his twittering days during NBA contests are behind him.

@Scott_Skiles: Learn to relax.

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  • Fred34

    fluckin funniest thing I’ve heard all day. Go management !!!

  • http://www.mynameinorange.blogspot.com Hisham

    I agree with Skiles.

  • Tuomas

    Sweet Jesus I fell of my chair hard when I saw the pic and the headline. Applause.

  • http://twitter.com/krishollieppl Kristopher Hollie

    Marcel is a great headline writer lol.

  • http://www.mynameinorange.blogspot.com Hisham

    Skiles has Twitter on his watch?

  • niQ

    The picture related to this article just makes this that much more epic.

  • niQ

    in relation to the “@Scott_Skiles: Learn to relax.” part.. xD

  • http://double-technical.blogspot.com Zee!

    Everyone knew this was gonna happen right?

  • http://www.manutd.com Z

    I 100% agree with Skiles.

  • http://slamonline.com Yknot

    I’m sure this is the same attitude that made him such a lovable guy in the Chi!

  • PoppaGrizzly

    Good to see Skiles didn’t go overboard with it, seems like it was dealt with accordingly.

  • http://www.another48minutes.blogspot.com Gerard Himself


    Too bad I can’t call him Cha’li Twitta anymore.

  • http://www.kicksonfire.com Anton

    twitter sucks

  • a_whiteman

    Good, he should be focused on the task at hand, not twitting.

  • http://nba.com tealish

    Learn to relax? About headbands yes, about twittering during halftime – no. Nothing wrong with this call.

  • Tommy Patron


  • http://hoops4life.com overtime

    i agree with scott skiles…now i feel dirty

  • JoeMaMa

    Twitter’s the new facebook’s the new myspace’s the new MSN messenger’s the new cellphone’s the new pager’s the new atari’s the new microwave’s the new tv’s the new coal’s the……
    But what’s the new twitter?

  • luke

    How about actually just talking to someone….??

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    Scott Skiles may not have been quoted as saying “Do you think I got 30 assists in ONE game by screwing around with the internets at halftime?!..shut it down chromedome!”

  • Joseph

    I agree with the Skiles-Man.

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    I agree with commonsense and a professional attitude.

  • http://www.basketballjerseyworld.com NBA-JERSEY-KING

    Twitter is great – I do it, although not when Scott Skiles is around

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  • swoosh

    i agree with skiles, he needs to be focusing on winning.

  • @PatrickLok

    It’s actually called Tweeting – and it’s the Facebook of 08-09. There’s a reason Obama (did) and Shaq use it!

  • J.G.

    Skiles is right, good to hear charlie is listening

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